“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
– Ansel Adams
Most people are familiar with extreme editing. You know, the ‘nip/tuck’ /
deletion ‘editing’ that occurs in all the magazines and to celebrity photos… that is definitely not what we do. What we will do is edit and enhance your images to be the best photo possible.
Each image that is ordered, whether its for a 5×7 desk print or a 30×40 canvas, or in an album will be hand retouched. This includes: color correction, hand toned black and white conversions, skin smoothing, and blemish removal and enhancing the image to make it look its best.
Here are some examples of our editing style:
Although each and every image is assessed and retouched on a case-by-case basis, our answer
to this question is “Our retouching involves whatever the image needs for me to feel that it’s
People don’t expect to receive a “Mona Lisa” from a caricature artist at the carnival, so how would you expect to get a masterful portrait from a photographer who doesn’t finish his/her images once they come out of the camera?
So you see, clicking our shutter is merely part of a long and thought-out process. We envision the final image as we compose it during the shoot, then create the camera settings, subject placement, and exposure to make that image possible in the end. We love our digital darkroom, and it’s purpose is to help bring the image in our mind’s eye out and onto our screen, and then on to be seen by everyone else.
We hope this information has helped explain why we feel that post-production is so crucially important. Photography is a process, and our clients deserve to see and experience the end result.
Finishing an image through retouching can have many different meanings and methods, and for a lot of different reasons. To give an example of my case-by-case basis, we’ll provide a few sample images below that we’ve recently finished to bring out what we feel is the best in the image: